ALL THINGS ARE ALREADY YOURS.
There is a scripture in the Bible that God used to marvelously set me free in regards to the fact that all things are yours:
“Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours.” 1Cor. 3:21-22
Ladies and gentlemen, Can you believe that??? “ALL THINGS ARE YOURS!!!” This passage is both shocking and humbling. How could this possibly be true? But after I gave it a second thought, I realized that that was actually God talking to me, hence I am left with the option of accepting His truth, embracing the word and complying with His reality.
I think we would do this word a better service, if we give it a more detailed analysis. ALL THINGS ARE YOURS. The word ALL is so heavy, so universal and so comprehensive that I needed a few weeks to truly picture in my mind the magnitude of what God was talking about. ALL THINGS… Hhhmm! Can you feel that? ALL THINGS… ARE YOURS.
The word ALL means:
- Whole in regards to quantity, extent or duration.
- Entire, total amount, quantity, or extent of.
- Every member or part of: the whole number or sum of.
- Used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of a particular thing or group.
Friends, when the Bible says “all things are yours” that definitely takes some gusto to believe. I know it is difficult. Not everyone has the capacity to actually believe this. But I have decided to believe that all things have been given to me by God. I don’t need to struggle, I don’t need to strive, and all my struggles would mainly be to believe.
When you have faith that all things are yours, you walk and labor with a different attitude. Your efforts are geared towards a concrete and definite result. Because you know all things are already yours, your work and struggle now is only in getting a hold of it. So your struggle and work is to get a hold of it. You are not working as if you are struggling to have what is not yet yours, or what is unreachable to you or a height unattainable.
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” ― Michael Jordan
NO! You are rather working with the consciousness that you already have these things as an inheritance. Just that now, you have to get a hold of it. When you have something in your bank account, it’s already yours, but you need to physically walk there to do the paper work and collect what is yours. So we act on earth with the assurance that our heavenly Father already cares for us. Cares for us to the extent that He made everything available to us potentially.
“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” ― Bradley Whitford
Another phrase I will like to examine from that scripture is the phrase YOURS, all things are yours. Can you imagine that? All things are not Bill Gates’, Warren Buffetts’ or Steve Jobs’. All things are not politicians’ business mens’or pop stars’, ALL THINGS ARE YOURS! ALL THINGS ARE YOURS!! ALL THINGS ARE YOURS!!!
Do you feel like asking me, who am I? All things are mine? Where are all the things? All the things are in God. All the things are out there. All the things are yours!!
To Be Continued Tomorrow With The Following points:
- The act of Accepting and believing
- The right way to look at failure and defeat
- The kind of faith that gets you going and conquering
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.